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How to Change the Ruler Measurement Unit in Word 2013

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In Word 2013, you can select one of several units of measurement for the ruler. You may be working on a document for someone who measures their margins, tabs, etc. in a different set of units than you usually use. It’s easy to change.

Click the File tab.

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Click Options in the menu list on the left.

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The Word Options dialog box displays. Click Advanced in the menu list on the left side of the dialog box.

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Scroll down to the Display section. Select an option from the Show measurements in units of drop-down list.

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The units of measurement on the ruler changes to your selection.

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If your ruler is not displaying, click the View tab and select the Ruler check box in the Show group.

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You can easily access the Word Options dialog box again and change the ruler to use different units as needed.

Lori Kaufman is a freelance technical writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

  • Published 08/6/13

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